Oct 29, 2012
The eighth week of NFL games is in the books and the waiver wire is finally showing some fresh faces again. Several starting caliber waiver wire quarterbacks have emerged and the number of startable wide receivers on the waiver wire seems endless. Things are a little thin at running back ad tight end but given that there weren’t any major injuries this week that’s to be expected. As usual, a majority of the waiver wire adds we recommend this week are the same ones we recommended last week. Be sure to check your waivers for the “Carryovers from Last Week”. In a majority of cases those guys hold the most value. Stay tuned for the cut list we publish every week so you can get the scoop on which players to drop.
Quick Note: Not all players that had strong Week 8 outings are on this list, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have value. If you have any questions about free agents not discussed in this article, head over to the forums and we’ll help you with the answers. If you are wondering who to cut to pick these one of these players up, stay tuned for our Week 9 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Cut List.
QUARTERBACKS—PICK THEM UP
Carson Palmer, QB, Oakland Raiders
Carson Palmer looks great right now to say the least. He’s averaging almost 280 yards passing per game this season and has scored 16 or more fantasy points in six of his seven contests this year. In Week 8, he barely had a chance to pass in Oakland’s total destruction of the Kansas City Chiefs. Still, with only 28 attempts, he managed 209 yards and two touchdown passes. Palmer looks perfectly in sync with both Denarius Moore and Brandon Myers. He also has been taking advantage of Denarius Moore’s return.
This week Palmer faces a Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense giving up over 330 yards passing per game. If you take a look at our daily fantasy sports tips, the matchup is excellent for a yardage monster like Carson Palmer. If you need a bye week fill-in this week you could do a lot worse than Carson Palmer. He also makes an extremely high end backup with the potential to be a starter in the fantasy playoffs. Palmer’s schedule down the stretch is excellent. He’s available in 32% of Fleaflicker leagues right now but this will likely be your last chance to snag him.
Consider Adding In: 10-Team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues; especially in two quarterback leagues and as a spot play
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Brandon Weeden, QB, Cleveland Browns
Brandon Weeden didn’t have the best day in Week 8 but we need to remember that it was raining and very windy. Phillip Rivers also had troubles in the bad weather. Before Week 8, Weeden was coming off a three game stretch in which he averaged 262 passing yards and two touchdowns per contest. With Josh Gordon having emerged in recent weeks, Weeden should get back on track and continue to improve in Week 9.
Weeden goes up against an ailing Baltimore Ravens’ defense this week and should put up quality numbers. In his Week 4 outing against a healthy Ravens’ defense, Weeden passed for 320 yards. The defense he faces next week will not be nearly as good as that one. Expect very nice QB1 caliber numbers. If you need a backup or a spot play and Carson Palmer isn’t out there, Weeden is your man. Like Palmer, Weeden’s fantasy football playoff schedule is outstanding. Currently available in 69% of Fleaflicker leagues, he should be there if you need him.
Consider Adding In: 10-Team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues; especially two quarterback leagues and as a spot play
Carryovers from Last Week: Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Quarterbacks Watch List: Matt Hasselbeck (Tennessee Titans), Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Nick Foles (Philadelphia Eagles)